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Undergraduates present original research | Albright College

Forty three Albright College students are presenting scholarly work at the 20th annual Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, April 27, 2019. As well as, this yr’s keynote speaker is Albright graduate Heidi Devlin Berg, Ph.D. ’04.

Albright undergraduate presenters and their venture abstracts embrace:

Kiara Eisenhower
Paintings
Colorful Exploration of Eclectic Bohemian Design in Style and Interiors
Bohemian Design is for many who shade outdoors of the strains. It’s a random eclectic mix of sample, texture, and shade of all issues each previous and new. My design research and display mirror these tendencies by means of the artistic process. It consists of ethnic material exploration, sewing methods, furniture reupholstery, development analyzing, and establishment of brand name aesthetic. My research constructs into a up to date bohemian trend and residential collection. Collection Consists of: Garments, Reupholstered Vintage Chair, and Pillows
School Mentor: Professor MeeAh Oh-Ranck

Ashley Hillegass
Paintings
Curating the Couture Corset: Victorian Couture Strategies meets Modern-day Sustainable Style
This ACRE undertaking is comprised of three totally different elements being digital printing and sustainability in trend, historical corsetry and trendy interpretations of it, and couture development methods. Digital printing and couture methods connect with sustainability as a result of they create garments with better development and fewer harmful chemical compounds. Trendy corsetry is related to couture methods due to the advanced nature of the processes and the best way that they are used in their clothes. These processes mixed comprise an intricate section of the fashion business and the way all of them join.
School Mentor: Prof. MeeAh Oh-Ranck

Faith Miravich
Paintings
Ocean of Self: a Vanita
My venture is a large painting that took over a month to complete. The piece is 5’four”x 3’2” and was the primary portray of this massive measurement that I have ever achieved. This painting is a representation of myself, being supported by representations of my household, associates, passions, feelings, and spirituality. The portray is a instance of a vanita. A vanita is a still life with a narrative, vanitas are symbolic and sometimes depict the knowledge of demise and the giving up of earthy values. The piece encompasses a rhythmic triangle design scheme. Every part of the painting could be divided into this triangular design, and lots of sets of objects are in units of three. The portray is significant to me, due to the ideas which might be represented. I hope in flip the viewers discover their very own which means in the paintings as properly.
School Mentor: Professor Kristen Woodward

Meredith Walker
Paintings
Silk Portray
This presentation will present a step by step stroll via of the silk painting process. Starting with the number of an applicable sort of silk for a garment, and a background on which forms of silk are greatest for portray. Info can be offered on learn how to properly look after silk all through the pre-washing, drying, and ironing course of as well as tips on how to efficiently stretch a cloth on a frame earlier than painting. Further info shall be provided on how one can replicate a sample and a design on to silk and easy methods to successfully apply a resist to a silk which acts as a barrier for the paints. There shall be examples of the silk portray course of as well as an outline of the steaming process used to set the dye into the fabric completely. This presentation will present all the required info needed to convey a concept throughout to a finalized garment.
School Mentor: Professor Paula Trimpey

Karen Alejandres
Paper
Doctor and Limited English Proficiency Father or mother’s Perceptions on Childhood Asthma in Main Care
Within the U.S, there are almost 37.5 million residents and native Spanish audio system, of which 44% are thought-about to have a point of restricted English proficiency (LEP; Riera et al., 2015). Despite the frequency of LEP individuals inside the Latino group, the healthcare system is prominently geared in the direction of English speakers (Bernard et al., 2006). Earlier research has demonstrated the consequences of language discordance resulting in limited potential of accessing quality healthcare and decrease patient satisfaction (Claudio & Stingone, 2009). The present research examined the extent to which language limitations contribute to pediatric bronchial asthma remedy and management for LEP people in a main care setting. Knowledge analysis from 93 patient surveys disturbed at, All About Youngsters Pediatric Partners reveled that LEP mother and father reported decrease understanding of asthma management in comparison with fluent English speakers. LEP mother and father also reported having decrease confidence in dealing with their youngsters’s asthma attacks. These findings compliment earlier literature and should assist clarify why Hispanic youngsters are 3 times extra more likely to die of asthma-related circumstances than non-Hispanic white youngsters (US Department of Human Providers Workplace of Minority Health, 2017).
School Mentor: Dr. Bridget Hearon

Emily Curley
Paper
Unsung Voices: The Othering of Japanese-People Publish-World Conflict II
Borne out of my centralization of the connection between historical memory and the tenets that form Japanese-American id, my conference paper presentation will underscore the multi-generational causes of the complicated pain knowledgeable by close analyses of post-World Conflict II Japanese-American literary texts. The main target of the analyses underscores the double-consciousness of Japanese-American id that engenders multi-generational practices of struggling in silence that extends Japanese-American contributions to a multicultural America and its literary canon. By framing Japanese American literature inside a practice of American writing that links the previous to the present, my presentation features as a re-evaluation of multicultural identities that continue to be negotiated within complicated social, cultural and political contexts.”
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Kaylyn Haan
Paper
Characterization of the Progress Factor Analog Expressed by Ectromelia Virus
Viruses are obligate, intracellular parasites which might be capable of infect all forms of life types together with people, animals, crops, and even bacteria. Our research has targeted on the research of Ectromelia virus (ECTV), a pure pathogen of mice. ECTV is in the same family as Variola virus, the causative agent of smallpox, and Vaccinia virus, which was used in vaccinations to successfully eradicate smallpox. These viruses have many gene merchandise that work together with infected host organisms. We’ve got begun work to characterize a progress factor gene encoded by ECTV that’s associated to mammalian epidermal progress factor (EGF). Via using numerous assays, comparable to fluorescence microscopy and Western blotting, we try to raised perceive the perform and position of Ectromelia virus progress issue (EVGF). We now have found that EVGF activates the mammalian receptor for EGF in an analogous method as EGF itself. We even have some preliminary knowledge to recommend that EVGF causes cells to enter the cell cycle to extend cell division, which doubtless aids virus progress and unfold. Future work will continue to characterize EVGF and its importance to the replication of ECTV.
School Mentor: Dr. Adam Hersperger

Jennifer Heydt
Paper
Liberation from Worry: Institutional Racism and the African American Residence
This paper might be investigating situations of private and institutional methods of worry as they intersect with the discourse of the African American family. As the literary texts differ in genre, gender, and time, personal testimony concludes that regardless of legal emancipation and the enactment of civil rights, america fails to institutionally liberate its African Americans from violence and worry. James Baldwin’s The Hearth Next Time, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Thomas Chatterton Williams’ Dropping My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip- Hop Tradition, and Malcolm X’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X inform this analysis via the inspection of slavery, “emancipation”, institutional racism, mass incarceration, and violence inside the family as a reaction to worry. The texts make it obvious that policing the black physique is an American value which has advanced all through historical past, a worth that has not changed regardless of the legal liberation of African American individuals. Because the violence and policing of the African American physique is unpacked, this paper may even uncover the need for institutional change and dismantling of racially oppressive methods inside the American panorama.
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Joseph Holowko
Paper
Redefining the Roles of Master and Apprentice: Crossing the Threshold via the Co-Creation of a First-Yr Seminar
Students as Partners is an progressive strategy to greater schooling that seeks to redefine both scholar and school roles and expectations on school campuses by way of the creation of equitable and inclusive partnerships in quite a lot of methods. This paper details our research in the co-creation of the curriculum for an undergraduate first-year seminar. It describes our journey from conceptualization to assessment of the course together with creating the category, administering it for first-year students in the fall of 2018, and evaluating how successful the course was based mostly on both our own perspectives in addition to scholar course feedback. Findings recommend that each partners had a transformative experience during which they crossed a threshold, creating new expectations surrounding roles and relationships for future student-faculty partnerships. Moreover, the students enrolled within the course offered feedback about their perceived successfulness of the co-created curriculum and general course expertise based mostly on our collaborative efforts.
School Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Kiester

Laura Luczeczko
Paper
Perceived Significance of Gendered Characteristics on Gendered Professions
This research examined the perceived significance of gendered traits for fulfillment in male, female, and neutral-typical occupations. The research consisted of 83 individuals who rated the significance of masculine, female, and neutral traits for male-dominated, female-dominated, or gender-equal professions. Outcomes supported the speculation displaying a big interplay between job sort and trait sort. Masculine traits have been rated greater than female traits for less than male-dominated professions, whereas female traits have been rated greater than masculine traits for less than female-dominated professions. The results additionally showed a significance of career, such that members usually perceived that feminine professions required larger levels of the constructive traits assessed. It’s also notable that regardless of this correspondence between the gendered traits and gender dominance of the job, the gender-neutral traits have been nonetheless rated as more essential for all three forms of jobs than both the masculine or the feminine traits.
School Mentor: Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman

Lisa Luu
Paper
Themes in Kawabata Yasunari’s Snow Country
Kawabata Yasunari manipulates two related themes — purity and lightweight — in his basic novel Snow Nation. The protagonist, Shimamura (wealthy, newbie in high-quality arts), is obsessive about these aesthetic concepts as he’s encountered by and conflicted between two ladies throughout his journey at a scorching springs resort in northern Japan. From mild reflections in the practice to the white snow and the blazing hearth beneath the Milky Approach at the end, purity and lightweight recur. Shimamura develops lust, however non-committed feelings for the women, and in return, they are reciprocated not directly. Kawabata paints their difficult love triangle. Komako provides herself to Shimamura, despite being a younger geisha and in an arranged marriage state of affairs with a person named Yukio. Sarcastically, Yoko has a one-sided love in the direction of Yukio, but begins to confide in Shimamura at the similar time. Both ladies have a long-term feud that has not been settled and Kawabata doesn’t clearly state the rationale for this. The idea of those onesided emotions within the triangle connects to purity and lightweight when Shimamura leaves behind his uninteresting and lonely life in Tokyo, and arrives at a vacation spot that efficiently diverts his solitude and turns it into pleasure. Nevertheless, he is unable to look after and love one among them, leaving him as an outcast with two ladies which might be painted as his lovely distraction.
School Mentor: Professor Marian Wolbers

Marina Nye
Paper
The Corset as a Lens into the Situation of Womanhood
The corset supplies a worthwhile perception into the lives of girls in historical past. Corsets are often characterized as a painful equipment that helps subjugate ladies, but this can be a generalization that ignores the multilayered meanings the device additionally acquired. Though corsets are seen as a modern image of empowerment for ladies, they partook in an arduous journey by means of a patriarchal society that molded gendered political discourse. This research explores the position of the corset between 1789 to 1861 in the USA, while analyzing major cultural influences from England and France. By analyzing the multi-layered sides of the corset in American ladies’s lives, one can chart the cultural impression it had in molding political discourse around ladies’s civil liberties and performance.
School Mentor: Dr. Hilary Aquino

Alexandra Papoutsis
Paper
Learning the Feasibility of Launching a Digital Pockets Product in Greece
Digital wallets are a way of monetary comfort in at this time’s know-how environment friendly world. A digital pockets can be used as an alternative choice to physical money, making any transaction course of quick, straightforward, and secure. Prior to now, digital wallets have been questioned for his or her safety because of their novelty. Now, digital wallets have been proven to carry much less danger for the buyer, as encryption know-how has superior and grow to be just like that of a chip card. Our research analyzes the feasibility of launching a digital wallet in Greece, a country that seems at face value to have little capability of using such products, as a result of their excessive economic instability. The following research takes under consideration tradition, economics, and market info to guage a proposed worldwide market funding, bringing Venmo to Greece. Knowledge comes from both main and secondary sources, together with however not restricted to the Central Intelligence Company, the Worldwide Trade Administration, The New York Occasions, Hofstede Insights, The World Factbook, and natural Greek residents. The findings of this research will present insights to brands in the digital wallet business and buyers trying to provide a digital wallet to a growing financial system.
School Mentor: Professor Jayanthi Rajan

Jonathan Ruiz
Paper
Class and American Economics
In “Class and American Economics,” I advance the place that the “American Dream” is a social assemble that inhibits inclusivity and sustained economic progress among “Others” in America. Central to my argument is my analysis of Toni Morrison’s Enjoying in the Darkish, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Solar and Arthur Miller’s Dying of a Salesman all of which present the peculiarities of the American Dream and its elusive allure among its unintended targets — nonwhite, working class strivers who long to realize, above all else, financial prosperity. To the extent that the American Dream is constructed on tales of luck and serendipity, I want to present a paper that examines the assimilating impact(s) of American Dream tales and the debilitating, psychologically detrimental outcomes of such tales in Hansberry’s and Miller’s plays.
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Justice Speller-Wilkes
Paper
Filial Affection
In my essay, Filial Affection, I argue that Victor’s relationship together with his creature mirrors that of man’s relationship with its creator, God and that mankind acts as a sort of parasite to its creator. I analyze the cause of the connection’s image while additionally sharing the last word consequence of the failure to, contemplate, acknowledge, and amend such a picture. Essential to my examination of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the central concept that life, even in its in darkest moments, has the potential to activate in all of us progress and improvement, and subsequently has the power to be joyous. Conversely, one’s giving in to life’s darker colours, which includes permitting oneself to be overtaken by resentment, hatred, anguish, and ache, will end result solely in that which we worry and search to inoculate ourselves from most — demise.
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Cody Stetson
Paper
The Implications of Unification: An Overview of the Korean Peninsula
What are the implications that might make the theoretical concept of a Unified Korea in the trendy world unattainable? Requiem and revelations between North Korea and South Korea have, as soon as once more, spawned intrigue among economists, political scientists, sociologists, world leaders, and so forth. Their intrigue funnels into one principal matter: Might a Unified Korean peninsula exist alongside different states in the trendy world? Whereas many want for a constructive outcome to such a query, the implications present may be too excessive to efficiently unify the two nations. Regardless of sharing comparable histories and culture, the two nations exist on reverse scales when it comes to financial system, progress, ideology, politics, and so on. Taking comparable historical circumstances, such because the separation, differences, and eventual unification of East and West Germany, is worthy for comparison. Nevertheless, the comparison merely possesses similarities and doesn’t accurately symbolize different circumstances that might impose the thought of a Unified Korea. These implications will end up being the downfall of the thought of unification. The implications that may arise because of a Unified Korea make the thought of it nearly unrealistic.
School Mentor: Professor Kimberly Justeson

Joshua Templin
Paper
The Witch of the Wilds: Liminality, Abjection and Alienation in The Witch
Robert Eggers’s The Witch, billed as “A New England Folktale,” is among the greatest horror movies of the final ten years. Centered round a Puritan New England family banished from their colony, it tells the brutal story of a family making an attempt to outlive a harsh winter in the wilderness. When the household’s youngest baby vanishes beneath mysterious circumstances, the household slowly descends into spiritual hysteria and paranoia, suspecting their eldest daughter Thomasin of being a witch. In my essay, I explore the movie by highlighting a collection of dichotomies inside: civilization and the natural world, subservience and freedom, masculinity and femininity, and so on. Working with theories developed by Julia Kristeva, Silvia Federici and Matthew Beaumont, I argue that the witch of the movie just isn’t only a menace to the household, however that its very presence subverts the values upheld by the household and by society at giant. By crossing moral and ontological boundaries, the witch, like many monsters in horror, calls those boundaries into question.
School Mentor: Dr. Heidi Mau

Sarah Tossman
Paper
Taking Duty for Our Monsters
Monster stories corresponding to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Joe Hill’s Heart-Formed Field, and Neil Gaiman’s “We Can Get Them For You Wholesale” rely on humanity’s affect in monstrous deeds. Whether or not they’re lively or passive members in the monstrous acts, people in these tales are the rationale monsters are capable of commit their monstrous acts. This paper means that by way of such stories, we’re in a position to draw connections to real-world evil, which people once once more either allow or perpetuate. It is just via actively taking a stand towards such evil that we are capable of really defeat it in our personal lives.
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Matthew Woodward
Paper
The Complicated Cognitive and Social Influence Music Has on the Brain
The goal of this research paper is to debate the intimate relationship music has with the human mind. It is going to talk about the bodily effect music has on the mind in addition to the relationship it has with emotion and memory. The paper will survey how music can affect learning and the structure of the mind. Lastly, this paper will explore the benefits musical remedy can have in treating those with psychological issues.
School Mentor: Professor Wendy Bartkus

Brianna Bowles
Poster
Shade Enhancing Reminiscence
The purpose of this research is to examine whether or not colorizing words will improve the reminiscence of the members. Particularly, the research will look at whether or not colorized phrases or grey scale phrases have better memory when being uncovered to either the English language or Italian language. Individuals have been requested to observe one approximately 35 second video that both consisted of 15 colorized or grey scale Italian or English words. Members have been then introduced with record of 30 phrases and requested to pick which words they recalled seeing in the video. We carried out 2×three Between Topic ANOVA and located a essential effect of language with the amount of words selected mistaken [ F (1,80)= 9.225, p<0.003], such that being exposed to English and Italian had an impression on how many words they chose fallacious. As well as, in our evaluation we found that there was interplay between language and the colour of the word with the variety of incorrect phrases chosen [ F(1,84)=4.984, p<0.028], such that the kind of language and the color of the wording in the video had an impression of the variety of words that have been chosen incorrectly.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Jamie Camano
Poster
An Influence on Self-Notion: Superstar Attractiveness and Number of Followers
This research targeted on how viewing random stock pictures of normal individuals introduced as celebrities (operationalized as larger numbers of social media followers) has an affect on the how engaging they appear. To research physical attractiveness on this manner, school students used a Self-Rated and Different-Rated Attractiveness Measure. We hypothesized that individuals will give greater scores of bodily attractiveness to the pictures labeled as an influencer (i.e. quantity of social media followers) indicating they’re fashionable. Results instructed a major impact of status [F (1, 79) = 8.411, p < .05], such that folks with greater social media followers have been seen as more engaging. It was also found a most important effect of attractiveness [F (1, 79) = 77.923, p < .05], such that folks with decrease social media followers have been seen as much less engaging. There was no interaction discovered. Our hypothesis was partially supported. Additional goals of these findings are to develop a greater understanding of how physical attractiveness and social media influencers influence an individual’s self-perception of their own bodily attractiveness.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Grace Coleman
Poster
A Comparability of the Bystander Effect with Ageism
The present research researched how a lot guilt individuals felt for not serving to in given situations when uncovered to ladies of varying ages in need of help. Based mostly on earlier research about elements that influence serving to conduct and the prevalence of the bystander effect, age and attractiveness of people in emergency situations have been manipulated to check for various quantity of perceived distress of the goal, personal duty to assist the target, probability that one other individual would help, and probability of serving to the target. Utilizing 82 school college students with a imply age of 19.6, we discovered that there was an age bias towards serving to the older female targets slightly than the younger feminine targets, but individuals felt comparable scores of perceived duty for every goal’s safety moderately than having an age bias in a single path.
School Mentor: Dr. Justin Couchman

Nicole Combs
Poster
Intercourse Tourism in India
The challenge attempts to know nongovernmental and intergovernmental organization involvement in India’s policies and preventative measures to the rising situation of sex tourism. Whereas the precise numbers behind intercourse tourism are unknown because of the covert operations, the estimated variety of ladies and youngsters concerned has been steadily growing by way of the many years as globalization takes its root. The research itself revolves around the time period after India established an amended antitrafficking clause into its constitution in 1986 and seeks to offer solutions by way of considering case-studies of how other states are approaching the difficulty. The topic and research can be introduced as a poster.
School Mentor: Dr. Irene Langran

Molly Lynn Dallas
Poster
2D to Actuality
This challenge describes the method of designing and creating leather-based bracers for a fancy dress. It goes by way of the steps of design and creation. The design was based mostly on an present fictional animated character named Hiccup. I selected this character because he had a brand new film coming out and I needed to cosplay him. I researched the character design and located reference pictures from totally different angles. Once I knew what the bracers seemed like I made a duct tape sample. This was achieved by wrapping my arms in cling wrap and duct tape and drawing the pattern onto the duct tape. I then transferred the sample onto foam yoga mat to make sure a proper fit. The pattern was then transferred to and minimize out of leather-based. The leather-based then had to be embellished in numerous ways to fit the character design. This was carried out by including rivets to the part of the bracer that covers the hand and adding the straps which are woven by means of the bracers. This allowed me to create a display accurate version of Hiccup’s bracers.
School Mentor: Professor Paula Trimpey

Tonia Deacon-Bradnock
Poster
Rememory and Its Significance in the Secondary Schooling System: Studying Past the Fancy Speak
This paper uses Toni Morrison’s “rememory” course of and what Colson Whitehead calls “fancy talk to hide things” to critique the pedagogical practices that attest to how deeply engraved whiteness is in the curriculum that’s taught on the Secondary schooling degree. Specifically, this paper discusses how the Secondary schooling system reinforces the rules of whiteness by way of its exclusion of minority voices from its exploration of the literary canon studied at this degree and its penchant for educating the “re-written” history that informs the American master narrative.
School Mentor: Dr. Teresa Gilliams

Dana Fielding
Poster
Effects of Facial Expressions on Association Reminiscence
The aim of this research was to review how facial expression impacts memory. There have been three circumstances for facial expression: smiling, scowling and being expressionless. The three circumstances for phrase sort have been constructive, unfavourable, and neutral. Members have been randomly assigned to one of many three facial features groups, but every participant noticed all the word varieties. Knowledge was gathered from a total of 92 individuals. Individuals would first see a facial features they needed to imitate and then a video displaying the listing of phrases, then attempt to keep in mind as many phrases as attainable. The first hypothesis was not supported because the there was no vital distinction in remembering phrases based mostly on facial expressions [F(2, 70) = 0.290, p = 0.749]. The second speculation was partially supported as a result of there was a big distinction between remembering constructive words more than neutral words, however there was not a big difference between remembering constructive words over damaging words [F(2, 140) = 13.037, p < 0.01]. There was no interaction impact [F(4, 70) = 0.865, p = 0.486]. These results recommend emotional words may be higher remembered than impartial phrases.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Zoe Gehman
Poster
An Asymmetrical Ferrocene-Bridged Ligand to Hold Dissimilar Metallic Ions
Nature is probably the most successful chemist for activating and interconverting small molecules into more helpful ones. A key function of many enzymes that perform these transformations is their use of uneven, bimetallic lively websites. Which means the enzyme is able to maintain two totally different metallic ions by way of use of two unique coordination environments. This presentation will describe our work in the direction of applying these lessons and creating ligands that can hold two dissimilar metallic ions in distinctive coordination environments. We’ve got had a lot trial and error in creating a ligand that is able to hold two totally different metals. We must attach two totally different arms of the ligand with totally different metallic binding sites to a central bridging ligand which can act because the spine for the whole complicated. We started our work utilizing a pyrazole because the bridging ligand. After many successes and failures associated to the synthesis of the pyrazole, we now have begun a brand new strategy toward the synthesis. Particularly, we’ll describe the synthesis of a ferrocene by-product wherein one cyclopentadienyl ring helps a bis(pyridyl)amine ligand and the other cyclopentadienyl ring helps a phosphine ligand.
School Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Piro

Essence Hall
Poster
Motivational Influences: Fitness Middle Choice Based mostly on Measurement and Member Capacity
The goal of this research was to seek out if social judgment using fitness middle environments influenced motivation during train. Our speculation was that non-athletes shall be motivated to work out in fitness facilities with fewer individuals, whereas athletes shall be motivated in all circumstances. All individuals have been exposed to all three stimuli (pictures of an empty fitness middle, medium full fitness middle, and a full health middle). Following every image, individuals have been asked questions relating to motivation, consolation ranges, and choice of health gear. Results recommended a fundamental effect of situation, such that the complete health middle elicited the least amount of motivation [F (2,176) =50.177, p < .05)]. It was additionally discovered that athletes have been more snug within the full and medium full fitness environments relative to non-athletes, though the effect approaches significance, we found an interplay between athletes and setting [F (2,176) = 2.624, p=.075]. Our speculation was partially supported. These findings recommend that it might be useful for health centers to watch the hours of the day when there are the most people and try to tailor to the those who are uncomfortable exercising. An commercial of the quantity of people in the health middle might probably assist.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Sarah Hohl
Poster
Fantasy and Actuality Distinction in Young Youngsters
Creativeness is just not simply defined to youngsters. It is an abstract concept that can’t be seen to be taught to youngsters. Mother and father and adults sometimes inform youngsters to “go play with their toys”, however the youngsters need to know what play is and the right way to make an inanimate object “come to life” in their minds. By making an inanimate object “come to life” for a child, they are creating their imagination while enjoying. We examined twenty-nine youngsters on their capability to know real vs. imaginary objects and attempted to enhance their understanding with a brief intervention. Outcomes supported previous findings displaying that younger youngsters have a more durable time understanding real and imaginary, and the undertaking helped us refine our methods for future purposes.
School Mentor: Dr. Justin Couchman

Sarah Holser
Poster
Evaluating the Molecular Perform Households of Phosducins Using Multi-iterative Sequence Looking Method
Our long-term objective is to know mechanistic determinants that specify perform within protein superfamilies. The precise challenge aim is to determine the functionally related clusters inside the phosducin superfamily and to determine useful determinants that distinguish each cluster. The tactic used to determine functionally relevant clusters is MISST (Multi-level Iterative Sequence Looking Method), a way based mostly on lively website profiling. The phosducin superfamily was chosen after a literature evaluation of the thioredoxin fold suprafamily. Phosducins are involved in G-protein coupling and probably impression canine retinal atrophy. Step one in the MISST course of is choice of functionally necessary residues. Conserved residues have been identified within the five phosducin proteins of recognized structure. Comparison to thioredoxin proteins confirmed that a conserved cysteine and proline are additionally found within the phosducins. The third residue was decided by observing structural and sequence conservation near the lively website. A conserved leucine, residue 196 in 3evi, that is close by in structure, with its aspect chain dealing with in the direction of the opposite key residues, was chosen. MISST will determine functionally related clusters inside the superfamily, from which mechanistic determinants shall be recognized for each cluster. These outcomes will then be in contrast to what’s recognized of the phosducin superfamily.
School Mentor: Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow

Lauren Hudak
Poster
Motivations and Outcomes of Lively and Passive Utilization on Social Media
This research examined motivations for social media use and the way they relate to psychological health. We created a web-based survey measuring social media usage, motivations for use, melancholy, vanity, life satisfaction, and well-being. Originally utilization was defined as lively (partaking with the location) or passive (scrolling via the location); nevertheless, analysis showed two distinct kinds of lively use: self-presentation and reacting to others. Self-presentation was primarily motivated by consideration in search of, connection with others by connection motives, and passive use by boredom, connection, and worry of lacking out. There were minimal effects of motivations and use on psychological well being outcomes.
School Mentor: Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman

Jazmine Levengood
Poster
Political Views and How they Affect Belief of Credibility
The invention of the internet, and social media, has changed the best way individuals eat info. Many people use social media as a supply of data. Previous research has investigated information-seeking conduct and the quasi-independent variable of worth of credible info and have steered that news sources aren’t all the time dependable. In my experiment, I investigated the unbiased variable of political stance and perception of credibility. I carried out a within-subjects experiment and confirmed my individuals three totally different articles from the Related Press. One article was labeled as being from the Related Press, one other labeled as “Fox News” a 3rd labeled “CNN.” There have been vital results of political stance and credibility, info accuracy, and probability to spread the knowledge.
School Mentor: Dr. Justin Couchman

Ashley Pomponio
Poster
Halo Effect Proven in College College students
This research examined the impact of attractiveness of a person based mostly on different qualities of that individual — referred to as the Halo Impact. Previous research has already mentioned the effect of attractiveness on if a person is seen as happier, more profitable, or extra more likely to be hired. Together with these attributes, this research appeared on the perceived probability that a person had a sexually transmitted illness (STD). This was accomplished by displaying 74 school students with a imply age of 19.55 a collection of images along with questions after every picture. The speculation predicted that there can be a big effect between attractiveness and attributes corresponding to happiness, successfulness, probability of being hired, and the probability of having an STD. Specifically, if the individual pictured is seen to be less engaging by the participant, it’s going to make them extra more likely to seem sad, unsuccessful and extra more likely to have an STD. This research showed a big impact of all elements besides STD probability, suggesting that this trait might differ in comparison with the traditionally studied traits.
School Mentor: Dr. Justin Couchman

Brynne Schoppe
Poster
Perceptions of Society on Inclusion in Public Faculties
Youngsters with special needs typically feel separated from their fellow classmates, which may create a man-made barrier. Separate lecture rooms signifies that they don’t get to work together recurrently with their friends as other students can. Right here, I look at the perceptions individuals have on Inclusion in Public Faculties. Using Qualtrics, we assessed this with 10 situations, (5 with descriptions of youngsters with particular wants in a faculty setting, and 5 with out the outline in similar environments). Every state of affairs had all the identical 6 similar questions on a scale from 1 to 7 based mostly on how nicely the participant thinks that scholar matches into the setting, and how glad they’re. Additionally they accomplished four scale questions strictly on the beliefs of inclusion in Faculties. My preliminary outcomes confirmed that there’s a vital fundamental impact between the circumstances when in comparison with how individuals responded to the thought of inclusion. I carried out a 2-way Unbiased ANOVA to point out this, F(2, 64)= 6.902, p < .05). This finding exhibits that members rated particular wants youngsters in another way relying on their grouping of tolerance for Inclusion.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Isabel Skovera
Poster
The Difference in Interpretation of Emotional Response in Regards to Gender and Apparel
The experiment was based mostly on the concept ladies individuals could possibly be vulnerable to stronger emotional reactions, which is a concept that supports the favored concept that ladies are usually extra emotional. The experiment also checks the concept apparel impacts others’ notion of conduct. A total of 118 individuals, ages ranging 18 to 54, have been requested to view six pictures. Three photographs have been of men, of these three pictures, every man both being proven in athletic, casual, or professional clothing. Three photographs have been of girls, of those three pictures, each lady being proven in athletic, casual, or professional attire. All pictures had the subject dealing with the digital camera with a neutral expression. Members have been then asked to foretell the result of a tragic state of affairs, based on how they thought the individual within the picture would react. Pictures have been to be rated as nicely. While gender of the topic in the image was not persistently vital, apparel was. Participant unhappiness was additionally found to be vital in scores, particularly based mostly on attire.
School Mentor: Dr. Justin Couchman

Cynthia Thorngate
Poster
Interpretation of Mood by way of Facial Features Influenced by Emotional Priming and Emotional Intelligence
This research appears on the results of a topic’s emotional intelligence and emotional priming on their means to appropriately interpret a photographed persons mood based mostly off of their facial options. Every participant watched certainly one of two movies, both a nature documentary or a humorous video. After watching the video, individuals have been proven 24 totally different pictures of men and women that have been both displaying neutral, completely happy, sad, or indignant expressions. That they had to choose what emotion was being expressed by the photographed face. Next, the individuals answered a 15 merchandise emotional intelligence questionnaire. We hypothesized that subjects with larger emotional intelligence would have a better accuracy of the emotions expressed by the images. It was also predicted that topics who watched the character documentary would have a better accuracy of the feelings expressed by the images. And that there can be an interplay between emotional intelligence and the videos proven on the number of right emotions identified. Results didn’t show a big most important impact for emotional intelligence or an interplay impact, though the impact for differing movies approached significance F(1,65) = 2.963, p= .090. This means that the distinction between the movies proven could be very near being statistically vital.
School Mentor: Dr. Keith Feigenson

Thalia Williamson
Poster
Influence of Sound Pollution on Fowl Conduct
Urbanization causes a drastic improve in sound pollution, but very little subject research has been carried out to find out the influence of noise on wild organisms. Sound pollution has a serious influence on organisms, comparable to birds, that rely closely on vocalizations. To watch how sound pollution affects conduct, corresponding to feeding, preening, perching, and aggression, we established two feeders at totally different edges of the identical wooded space. One feeder by a freeway (excessive disturbance), the place sound strain levels exceeded 80 decibels; whereas the other feeder was on the neighborhood aspect (low disturbance), where the typical noise degree was 57 decibels. We monitored feeders for about two hours each morning for 10 weeks and observed a total of 247 hen visits, with 230 occurring on the low disturbance (LD) feeder and 17 at the excessive disturbance (HD) feeder. At the LD feeder, 12 species visited whereas the HD feeder had only four species go to. Analysis of the results confirmed a big relationship between degree of disturbance and conduct. Whereas behaviors did differ between species, behaviors reminiscent of avoidance, calling, and perching also differed between websites. Future analysis will further characterize the influence of sound pollution on particular hen behaviors.
School Mentor: Dr. Karen Campbell

Abigail Yanaway
Poster
Page to Pattern
This poster exhibits the process of designing and patterning a ball robe based mostly on one of many costumes of a personality from an animated tv collection. It exhibits the method of accumulating reference photographs and inspiration, pulling each from the present and from historical past, compiling these photographs, and drawing the design. It also exhibits the process of draping the bodice and prime layer of the skirt with muslin, creating a paper sample, and creating a mock-up of the bodice. It also exhibits how, after making the original pattern fitted to the gown type, the mock-up skirt was made to fit the specified ballgown form to create the ultimate pattern for the gown.
School Mentor: Professor Paula Trimpey

Jessica Zamora
Poster
The Impact of Visible Tattoos on Patrons’ Consolation Levels with Blue and White Collar Professionals
The purpose of the current research is to examine the consequences of seen tattoos on consolation levels of patrons with professionals in sure occupations. It was questioned if members can be much less snug with targets in white collared jobs with tattoos in comparison with blue and if the tattooed target can be rated more damaging. 62 members seen footage of targets with and with out tattoos. They have been requested to fee how snug they have been with that focus on in 8 totally different blue and white collared occupations and to price them on 10 character traits. Outcomes showed that males in white collared jobs are rated lower than in blue collared jobs. It was discovered that individuals are less snug with professionals with tattoos in white collared jobs than in blue. It was additionally discovered that individuals with tattoos are rated more negatively on certain character traits.
School Mentor: Dr. Gwendolyn Seidman

Carolyn Cortes and McKenzi Derby
Poster
Seashore Group Representation in Business Media
This venture attempts to fill the void in literature about seashore communities and their business narrative. The examination of different media’s akin to Instagram, submit cards, slogans and logos for the six ideally suited varieties exclusive, theme park, useful resource based mostly, ecologically preserved and historic that have been beforehand recognized in others research. These six preferrred varieties have been used with our group lists, we examined the extent to which the business narrative was correct and what that meant for those communities. Utilizing the 115 variables coding and later analyzing every group for a way the area is socially constructed. With this evaluation the understanding of the socially constructed seashore area might be understood, and those implications of the area might be explained.
School Mentor: Dr. Kennon Rice

Maya Fares and Shaun Hange
Poster
Raman Spectroscopy for Organic Chemistry Students
Raman spectroscopy is an instrumental method that is pretty rare in undergraduate curricula yet the growing significance of the method means increasingly college students will probably be learning it. In Raman spectroscopy, laser mild is concentrated on a chemical sample and the light scattered off of the sample is collected and analyzed. Upon scattering, the light loses a few of its power, and that power loss is instantly associated to the structure of the molecule being analyzed. Utilizing this structural info, organic chemistry students can decide the presence or absence of sure chemical groups and may acquire details about the construction and symmetry of the molecule. This undertaking was designed to discover what molecules make applicable objects of research: are these chemical compounds protected to work with? Do they illustrate ideas of chemistry and construction studied in lecture? Can they be analyzed extra deeply in future programs? In addition to these objectives, this work was designed to emphasize the complementarity between Raman spectroscopy and the rather more widespread infrared spectroscopy (a way through which infrared mild is absorbed by a chemical sample; that absorption offers complementary structural info).
School Mentor: Dr. Christian Hamann